Jean Louis Barjol

New Director Looks to Shore Up Olive Council

A little more than a month after taking his office, the IOC executive director, Abdellatif Ghedira, shared his thoughts about key issues in the olive oil sector.

Olive Council Elects New Leader

The Council of Members nominated Abdellatif Ghedira, a Tunisian, who was selected among a group of applicants including Moroccan and Spanish candidates.
Special Report

Olive Council Looks for a New Leader

The International Olive Council (IOC) has begun a search for a new executive director to replace Jean-Louis Barjol, whose term ends in December.

In Latest Bid for Relevance, Council Seeks to Standardize Competitions

Facing waning interest in its own olive oil competition, the International Olive Council will offer to endorse rival events that abide by its rules.
Olive Oil Times Special

A Defining Moment for Iranian Olive Oil

New coming opportunities to increase olive and olive oil production and popularity in Iran.

Olive Council Extends Barjol’s Term

Despite objections by Turkey, the members of the intergovernmental organization voted to extended the contract of the executive director through 2015.
Special Report

Turkey Opposes Extending Barjol’s Contract

In a letter to the European Commission, the head of Turkey's delegation to the IOC accused the executive director of "usurping the powers of the Council."

Olive Council Warns of ‘Standstill’ if Prices Get Too High

Jean-Louis Barjol answered questions at the University of Jaén concerning a potential slowdown in olive oil consumption.